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Easter Egger owners

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I know it can vary widely, but when did those of you with Easter Eggers - when did they start laying? Mine is just over 20 weeks and I'm growing impatient to see pretty colored eggs hahaha

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In my experience EEs can take a while to begin laying, longer than most breeds. They seem quick to mature physically but slow to mature sexually... longer wait for obvious gender characteristics and eggs alike. On average I've seen 28-30 weeks be the point of lay, sometimes you'll get a 24 or 22. With most stock you've got about an 80% chance of getting blue or green layers.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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I heard EEs can be all over the map haha some early some late. One of mine started at 21 or 22 weeks, i forget exactly, and was the first to lay along with one other chicken. The other started maybe a week or 2 later. Shes only laid like 3 eggs though Theyre almost 25 weeks now. The first EE to lay has laid every day
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Bah!! That's what I read too lol. Even my neighbors are waiting for the first egg announcement. Hahaha. We have 6 other hens and they are so amused that you can hear an announcement when an egg is laid.

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Haha aw that's awesome! I hope they lay soon! We have 8 and are getting about 5 eggs a day now. But we got 6 on 2 occasions so i know that one other is laying
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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The EE chicks I brought home third week of June were laying at the end of November. My EE chicks that I hatched Sept/Oct from my pair of EE's are all laying, and some have been laying for a while...lol.

 

I hope yours lay soon. It's so exciting to get that first egg! Hopefully you get some blue! :fl 

 

Best of luck with your girls!! :thumbsup

150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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We've got one Easter Egger or Ameracauna, whichever she is. She laid her first egg at 24 weeks.
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